Ned Nefer, 38, pushed a 6-foot mannequin along U.S. Highway 11, for 65 miles from Syracuse, N.Y., to Watertown, N.Y., because "The mannequin and I really love the outdoors."
It's been getting to me, I must admit.
HOLLYWOOD - Happy Birthday Dad, and God Bless America.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State head coach Joe Paterno is fighting for his job amid "eroding" support from Penn State's board of trustees and a widening sex-abuse scandal and possible cover-up centered on former assistant and one-time heir apparent Jerry Sandusky.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter just can't figure it out.
HAYS - LaVera F. Schuckman, 77, Hays died Nov. 7 at St. John's of Victoria. She was born Feb. 16, 1934.
STAFFORD - Judith E. "Judy" Espinosa, 71, Stafford, passed away Nov. 6 at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita. Born Aug. 16, 1940 in Ponca City, Okla., she was the daughter of Bob and lola Mae (Graves) Snow. On April 4, 1992 she married Jose A "Joe" Espinosa. He survives. She worked as a cook in nursing homes at Moline and St. John, and at the hospital in Hoisington and was also a homemaker.
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David Reiser, Great Bend Middle School principal, has been named Middle School Principal of the Year by the Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators.
More than 180 people purchased tickets to attend last Sunday's Holiday Tables Spectacular, which raised more than $3,300 for the Great Bend Beautification Committee.
Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz, left, greets reporters and other educators, Monday at Barton Community College. Schulz visited the Barton campus to promote KSU's 2+2 partnerships with all 19 Kansas community colleges that allow Kansans to earn an associate degree at their local community college, and complete the remaining two years of course work for a bachelor's degree from K-State.
OISINGTON -The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce and Hoisington Main Street present the 3rd annual Christmas Gala and business After Hours at 5 p.m. on Nov. 15 at HMSI Welcome Center, 115 N. Main St.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Public Library will be closed Friday, Nov. 11 in celebration of Veterans' Day. The Library will reopen at noon on Saturday.
The Suicide Prevention Task Force of Central Kansas Partnership held the "Golden Belt Glow for Life" Walk and competitive 5K Run at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Veterans Memorial Park in Great Bend. Members of the task force said the event was well attended and thanked the community for its participation and support for suicide prevention.
TIMKEN - Ernest "Ernie" Bucl, 88, died Sept. 14 at Locust Grove Village, La Crosse. Born April 15, 1926 at La Crosse, he was the son of Lucian and Frances (Havelka) Bucl.
Jim S. Cain, 66, died Sept. 13 at his home in Great Bend. Born Nov. 27, 1947 at Great Bend, he was the son of Benjamin and Stephanie (Schenk) Cain.
Carolyn A. Sheets, 79, died Sept. 14 at her ho me in Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.
HUTCHINSON - Aubrey Linus Schartz, 82, died Sept. 14, at his home in Hutchinson. Born Aug. 20, 1932, in rural Ellinwood, he was the son of Edward and Frances Schartz. On Oct. 16, 1951, he married Bonnie Lou Harbaugh in Ellinwood. He retired from Marmie's Motors in Great Bend and moved to Hutchinson.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
The Great Bend Police Department continues to receive reports of counterfeit money circulating at local businesses.
An officer from the Great Bend Police Department arrested Bryce Anderson, 20, for flee and elude and other traffic infractions, at 1:16 a.m. Sunday at Burger King, 3929 10th St. He was booked for fleeing and eluding law enforcement, obstruction, driving while revoked, no insurance, reckless driving, speeding, obstructed windshield, failure to yield at stop sign and failure to use turn signal. He posted a $5,000 surety bond through Ace Bail Bonding and was released.
BY SHERI HOLMES
ELLSWORTH - A man and woman from Russell died Sunday in a two-vehicle collision at the K-14/K-156 junction, 1.5 miles south of Ellsworth.
The Great Bend Madrigal Pops Singers are now selling tickets for their fall chili supper fundraiser. The event is set for 5-7 p.m. Sept. 26 at the high school's Jack Kilby Commons area, prior to the football homecoming game against Wichita North.
St. Mark Lutheran Church, 21st & Jackson, Great Bend, will host a Walking Taco Supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, in the church fellowship hall. The menu includes build-your-own tacos, dessert and drink. Admission is by freewill offering and all proceeds will go to the Education Assistance Fund to assist children of the church who are attending Christian-based schools.
The Great Bend Public Library will host an extra movie night this month for adults 18 and older. "Moms' Night Out" will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19. The movie and the popcorn are free. North doors open at 6:45 p.m. and close at 7:10. For more information check out the library's website at greatbendpl.info or call 792-2409.
Barton Community College will offer an iPad and iPhone training course 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 20 through Nov. 12 in the Technical Building, room T-115.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church and School announces Let's Move Day will start at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21 at the church parking lot, across from the Great Bend Trailhead on west 10th Street.